Red Rodney – Red Snapper (SCCD 31252)

SCCD 31252 Red Snapper / Red Rodney Quintet “… at 62, he plays with the ebullient spirit more typical of men half his age…His group is with him every step of the way… push, cajole and goad Rodney into playing to his limit…his execution seems to have become sharper, and he’s playing with more abandon now than ever …” (Mark Stryker, Cadence) 1. Shutters (Gary Dial)2. Ugetsu (Cedar Walton)3. What'll I do? (Irving Berlin)4. Sonato for Joan (Gary Dial)5. For you (Gary Dial)6. Red snapper (Bobby Shew)7. Splurge (McManus)8. Greensleeves/Giant Steps (Traditional/John Coltrane) UPC/EAN: 716043125227 … Continue reading

Red Rodney – One For Bird (SCCD 31238)

SCCD 31238 One For Bird / Red Rodney Quintet “… this is a lively and cohesive bop band of real intrinsic merit…(Rodney) is an exciting exponent of bop. His presence gives this group authenticity, and as such groups go it is a very musical and attractive one…” (David Badham, Jazz Journal International) 1. Little Willie leaps (Charlie Parker)2. My little suede shoes (Charlie Parker)3. Embraceable you (George Gershwin)4. Blues for Alice (Charlie Parker)5. My foolish heart (Victor Young)6. The night has a thousand eyes (Bernier-Brainin)7. Red arrow 88 (Red Rodney)8. Ladybird (Tadd Dameron)9. Buzzy (Charlie Parker)10. Let's cool one (Thelonious Monk) UPC/EAN: 716043123827 … Continue reading